A storm system coming out of the Southern Plains will move on a path toward the Northeast. This storm will bring widespread rain to Lower Michigan and a snowstorm to the Upper Peninsula. After the storm passes through, winds will become out of the north which will bring colder temperatures for Thanksgiving.
About 1 to 1.5 inches of rain are expected in Northeast Michigan beginning predawn Wednesday and lasting nearly all day long. A few light snow showers are possible Wednesday evening as temperatures begin to drop, but no significant snowfall amounts are expected south of the Mackinac Bridge.
Morning temperatures will be in the lower 40s and winds will be gusty early on Wednesday. Wind gusts should diminish in the afternoon but periods of rain will continue. High temperatures will reach about 48 degrees.
Looking ahead to Thanksgiving Day, a mix of sun and clouds is expected. Early-morning temperatures will be in the middle to upper 20s. Afternoon highs will reach close to the middle 30s. Winds will be light and out of the north, about 10 mph.
For the Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade, dry weather is expected although it will be cloudy. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s at 5 p.m. and then cool to the upper 20s at 7 p.m. Wind chill values will be in the middle 20s which is what it will feel like onto exposed skin and what spectators in downtown Alpena will want to dress for.
Wednesday will be rainy in the morning-afternoon, and high temperatures will warm to the upper 40s. Colder air will arrive Thanksgiving day with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the middle 30s, then Friday will likely remain dry. A wintry mix (sleet/snow/maybe some rain) will become possible late in the day Saturday, and snow showers are in the forecast for Sunday. For the rest of Northeast Michigan’s weather forecast, watch the latest weather video by clicking the weather tab at the top of the page.